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howto see what programs are users running using ps

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hi Experts

how can i see what program a user is running.

i know the following already
1. ps aux | grep username but it does not give me a lot of info
2. also, i tried pstree but not happy with it too
3. the closest one i found was ps -ef | grep username

is there a better way?

Thanks Experts
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ps auxwww

wmp
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by:jools
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I usually use ps -eaf, more out of habit than anything else.

That said, the man page for ps does describe the options fairly clearly, is there any information you wanted in particular?
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by:Duncan Roe
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I like ps axfu in a full-screen window. Shows you everything, but it's easy to find what you want because of the indented ASCII-art display. Also you can see who started what.
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by:Rowley
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for a specfic user use the -fu options, e.g.

ps -fu dave
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